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and found one woman who believes that owning a gun saved her life. >> reporter: everywhere erin goes now she says her gun is on her after that terrifying night three weeks ago. i looked up and he was like this pointing a gun straight at me and i'm just looking at the end of the gun. >> reporter: three men, one of them armed, broke into erin's house an hour outside of houston. she was alone with her 6-year-old son. out numbered and scared, the young mother had one thought. my gun, my gun, my gun. that was it. that was the one thing that was going to save me. >> reporter: erin tricked the intruders into her bedroom where she managed to grab her gun. >> reporter: i jushe shot one ie stomach and another wrestled her gun away kneeing her in the eye but all three fled. erin believes having a gun saved her life. erin did eventually call 911 but she wasn't able to until after the intruders had left. a lot of women who believe they need guns for self-defense are concerned that help won't get there in time. line up your sights. patsy quigley has been training women and writing books about self-defense
of this storm even brought lightning and thunder, can you hear it? [ thunder ] cnn's erin mcpike is in wichita. how much snow do you have and how much is coming? and karen mcginnis in the weather center. what do you see, erin? >> reporter: well, you know, right now we think we have about 8 inches. i'll show you here, we have a ruler. so, yep, that's looking like about 8 inches. but the snow stopped a couple hours ago, so now we have the effects of it, which if you want to look over here, we still got somebody digging out his car, and we're going to try -- you can see that snowplows have come by. we basically made a median out of the snow, there's big heaps of snow. so it has piled up one but the effects we have to tell you about, there are power outages in the southwestern part of the state. people need to be aware. no fatales. everybody should stay off the road. all major universities, school districts and the government is closed. basically the business of kansas has shut down today, the governor sam brownback declared a state of emergency. we think snow might be over, we might get more toni
hours away or new orleans which is three hours away. >>> erin, thank you very much. to call this a big night, a very busy night would be understating it. as we wait for that crippled cruise ship to come in, we have other breaking news. the remains have been positively identified as killer ex-cop christopher dorner. and another major crime spree developing as well. the world being rocked by the arrest of a sports hero who inspired all of us. oscar pistorius, the olympic blade runner now charged with murdering his girlfriend. we will begin now with this breaking news out at sea. thousands of people waiting for their ship to come in literally. exclusive view of the carnival triumph under tow. barely inching its way forward. it is heading into the port of mobile, alabama right now about 16 miles off shore. the cruise line expects it to arrive at some time after 11:30 eastern time. a tow line broke under the strain of this massive vessel. what you're looking at, exclusive video of the ship. and some other exclusive video. a look at the revolting conditions that more than 4,200 passengers an
can't get to her. it's a mess everywhere, so highway 49 is actually blocked right now. >> erin mcpike is in wichita, kansas and meteorologist jennifer delgado is at the cnn weather center. we start with you erin, it stopped snowing for a little while at least right? >> reporter: it looks like it has stopped, yes, however, the governor of kansas, sam brownback did declare a state of emergency here because we have seen a lot of snow pile up in the last four hours or so. we've got somewhere between 6 to 8 inches. if you can check out over here a little bit, obviously you can't see the road but also we've seen snowplows go by all morning long eight to ten times making a median, big eepz of snow theheae middle, a huge mess. carol one of the interesting things about this snowstorm is that it's thunder snow, we have some video from earlier this morning of lightning and thunder with that snow. we'll play that here for a second. i guess you can see it. and because of this snow, so much of the state is shut down today, most of the universities are closed, lots of public schools, the governm
." i'm erin burnett, for the 3100 passengers and more than 1,000 crew members leaving the cripples cruise ship behind me, there were two songs of the night, sweet home alabama, and the sweet music of a ship's whistle. >> well, listen to that horn, martin. look how happy they are to hear that. port of call horn, means they're about to dock. >> that's a sound that many family members are waiting for. >> i'm sorry, martin, you were saying? >> joyful noise at the carnival triumph came into port. i remember hearing that horn, everyone stopped dead and watched that. people have been coming off the gang way. it's been very smooth so far from everything we have heard. it's gone floor by floor, from bottom to top. this, of course, was not the triumph's intended destination, but a fire on sunday left the ship almost dead in the water. main power was gone. toilets did not work. hallways became open sewers. it was truly a nightmare cruise. tonight, there is cheering. literally, fizzily cheering because the nightmare is over. passengers are screaming onshore, piling onto the buses, leaving bus
. polar bears are not dying off. the erin estimated 2,025,000 polar bears worldwide, nearly double the number in the 1970's. well, joining me now, the "a-team," author, radio talk-show host, fox is contributor, pulitzer prize-winning journalist, a pulitzer prize-winning journalist with the new york post. all of the hysteria that has been created around and control, the advocates, the president leading the way, and that's something most people realize that the murder rate in this country has fallen to a 50-year low, the lowest murder rates as 1963. your reaction? >> that is a little bit like the polar bears. you get out there and look at the facts, and sometimes changes the narrative. in terms of the murder rate here in new york city we have seen it for the last 20 years. has been cut by 80 percent of the last 20 years. you look at it. i did a survey, the number of people who have guns is very high. lots of guns in new york city, but they are in the right hands and not the wrong hands. resting lee, when the police are aggressive about finding in the u.n.'s they get a lot of push bac
ameritrade. ♪ sweet home alabama >> all right, welcome. you are watching "piers morgan tonight." i'm erin burnett in for piers morgan in mobile, alabama, where the carnival triumph cruise has docked. we're surrounded by families, people reuniting, the media. it's the world, and we have heard from people who are excited, people who are angry, people who are emotional, people who are taking it in stride. >> they're just very, very happy to be here, off that ship and finally in many cases into the armed of loved ones they have been waiting for. that's what we're watching for here. and we're going sort of totally unscripted whe eed with this. >> you guys want to step in? >> sure. >> come on in. >> who have we got? identify yourselves? >> i'm betty. this is my daughter, melissa, and her daughter, cameron mcdavid. and we have our husbanded ryan, and madeleine, and we went on a cruise. my son-in-law andy. >> three generations of family? >> yeah. we came for a 40th birthday. >> welcome back. >> probably not the birthday you expected. >> that's all right. >> so what was it like? >> it made you app
right now. >>> erin, thanks. i'm wolf blitzer filling in for anderson cooper. tonight, a diamond heist straight out of an action movie script. thieves in belgium make off with $50 million in diamonds in just minutes. a highly choreographed heist now the question who done it? also a follow-up on a 360 investigation involving a veterans hospital, contaminated water and multiple cases of legionnaire's disease. tonight just how widespread the outbreak was and why there are accusations of a cover-up? we're keeping them honest. >>> but we begin with the murder charge that's captivated and horrified millions of people around the globe. today the suspect, the olympian runner oscar pistorius gave his side of the story. in his own words, read by his lawyer at the bail hearing, he described in dramatic detail what led him to shoot and kill his girlfriend in the middle of the night. you're going to hear his words in a moment. while his statement was being read in court, a private funeral service was held for reeva steenkamp, the woman he shot, the woman he says he loved. steenkamp was 29 years old
with the kidnapper, jimmy dykes, who later was killed. >>> this evening, cnn's erin burnett is taking a look at this very story, digging deeper on this amazing operation to rescue this young ethan. what are you guys looking at? >> we have the kind of minute by minute of what happened and it is pretty incredible, when you just see that picture there of the pipe and how they were communicating with jimmy lee dykes who had taken 5-year-old ethan hostage for nearly a week. sort of tick by tick of exactly what happened. it's a pretty incredible story. and we will be joined by the principal of ethan's school, a man who knows the little boy well. we will find out more about ethan as we have reported, he had suffered from asperger's and was obviously struggling this past week. and we will be talking about the big vote for the boy scouts. i know you all were talking about this. we have the numbers on just how influential mormons are in the boy scouts in terms of money and in terms of the number of boy scouts and it's pretty stunning. this decision really could come down to the mormon church. back to
of the many controversial man arcs. this 500-year-old skeleton is that of the long lost king. erin mcloughlin joins us from london. what does the discovery mean? >> this means that beyond any reasonable doubt, they have, in fact, found the remains of richard iii. it means we have more clues as to how he died. we know that he was 32 years old when he rode into the battle of bosworth. we know that he likely died due to blunt trauma to the back of his head. scientists think his naked body was strewn over a horse and carried to a shallow and ill fitted grave and tossed inside without any shroud or coffin. we have a better idea of what richard iii looked like. scientists have used 3-d printing to make a reconstruction of his face. i got to take a look at in thtt morning and speak to one of the experts response bl fible for pg the pace. >> very difficult to tell. we had to use references from the skull and references from contemporary portraits. >> the facial construction of the face itself is pretty accurate, because it's based on the skull? >> absolutely. yes. the structure, the cusculptu
. >>> erin burnett is going "outfront" tonight on the boy scouts decision to put off a vote on its gay membership ban. she has a preview of what's going on. >> you know, we've been looking at is the incredibly tight and long standing relationship between mormons and the boy scouts. a very power group and today, the boy scouts was supposed to vote on whether gays would be allowed in the boy scouts and then today, they said we're not going to work for a few months. we're getting to the bottom of why, what role mormon faith may have had in that. we have looked into it and one of the biggest scout troops in the country, salt lake, 95% mormon said they are against gays being part oof the boy skoit scouts and we're going to have details on the rescue in alabama. new details that are stunning and amazing and it's a great day to talk about it because of the little boy having his sixth birthday. >> we wish him a happy, happy birthday. thank you. >> so, the folks who make the famous board game monopoly. they just announced something that is a game changer. that sounds like an assignment for our
more coming up on this story. erin burnett is going "outfront" on this story. that follows "the situation room" at 7:00 p.m. >>> carnival cruise line confronting a pr nightmare. we're going to talk about that, what they have done wrong, what they have done right, and a lot more as the carnival "triumph" slowly, slowly makes its way to port. tell them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. may i have the rings please? ah, helzberg diamonds. nice choice, mate. ...and now in the presence of these guests we join this loving couple. oh dear... geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. ♪ [ male announcer ] start with a groundbreaking car. good. then invent an entirely new way to buy one. no. no. no. yes! a website that works like a wedding registry. but for a car. first, you customize it. then let people sponsor the car's parts as gifts. dad sponsors the engine for your birthday. grandma sponsors the rims for graduation. the car gets funded. then you pick up your new dodge dart at the
's coming up on erin burnett "outfront." >> pretty chilling stuff. how are the folks in the area reacting? are they still obviously very, very worried? >> very, very worried. if it you try to go to a police station anywhere in los angeles, you can feel that the officers are very, very worried. if you turn on the radio or drive anywhere in this city, you see pictures of this man. you also hear constant updates of where the search is going. certainly everyone in southern california is paying attention to this story. >> we'll continue to stay in close touch with you, kyung lah, thank you. >>> a massive storm surge is threatening cape cod right now. we're going there live. that's next. c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. schwab bank was built with all the value and convenience tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 investors want. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like no atm fees, worldwide. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and no
sides have to look thoroughing into the dispute. that can take time. >> good advice. cnn's erin burnett is going "outfront" on the manhunt in southern california. give us a preview. >> you know, wolf, it's been amazing what you have been hearing in talk radio in los angeles. incredibly angry words, and some on behalf of the alleged shooter, christopher dorner, and today, the lapd chief weighing in saying, i'm going to quote him here, the ghosts of the past of the lapd. he hears people think there could be something to the allegations dorner has put forth about racism and bias in the lapd, and they're looking into. we're also going to talk to jay paterno, the son of joe paterno. he has come out with a report saying his father was blameless in the jerry sandusky child rape case. that's at the top of the hour. back to you. >> thank you. by the way, the l.a. mayor, antonio vearrayicosa was here in the last hour. here's what he had to say directly to christopher dorner. >> christopher, turn yourself in. you have caused a lot of pain and anguish to too many families. you have to turn yourself
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